Heidi Scheuermann

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Heidi Scheuermann
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Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille 1
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEducation, Saint Louis University
Personal
Place of birthBurlington, VT
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Heidi E. Scheuermann is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Lamoille-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Scheuermann earned her B.A. in Education from Saint Louis University.

Scheuermann has worked in the following positions: Housing Manager, Aide to Senator James Jeffords, and Legislative Aide for the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. She has also served in the Peace Corps in Poland from 1994 to 1997.

She has also served on the Stowe Select Board.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Scheuermann's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "While Vermont families and businesses have adjusted, or are trying to adjust, to the world in which we now live, Montpelier has not. Vermonters have begun spending less, saving more, and being accountable for every expense made. Yet, our state government continues to spend more and save less, and nobody can tell how and how well that money is spent."[2][1]
  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "It is time to rethink our state's mission and to eliminate the barriers to job creation. It's time to strengthen our educational system to provide more and better opportunities for our children; to reinvest in our manufacturing sector; to significantly increase our tourism efforts; and to open our state to new, entrepreneurial activity. We must encourage our businesses to succeed, rather than challenging them to survive."[3][1]
  • Education & Education Financing
Excerpt: "In a nutshell, it is time create a system that returns local control, expands opportunities for our children, and improves the quality of our education so that our children are prepared for the knowledge-based global economy that our world has become."[4][1]
  • Energy
Excerpt: "We must have a comprehensive energy plan, with a long-term, realistic approach to achieving it. The plan being proposed is not it. While there are some worthy ideas included in the 600-page plan, implementing it would result in increased air pollution in the short-term, and more expensive power and a loss of jobs, in general."[5][1]
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Instead, however of the state addressing these difficulties in a broad context, the legislature has recently adopted special carve-outs, or exemptions, for certain industries that they deem "appropriate." These include large-scale, renewable energy facilities; composting facilities, and affordable housing projects."[6][1]
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Obviously, like most Vermonters, I also have serious concerns about our current health care system and believe we must address the skyrocketing costs of health care services and insurance. I also believe, however, that those increases in costs have resulted in large part from government itself: 1) the state and federal government reimbursing providers for services provided Medicaid and Medicare patients at far less than the actual cost of services; and 2) the various services and requirements mandated over the years by government."[7][1]
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "While it may be difficult at this time to reduce the tax burdens, we must do so where it is feasible at this time and where it could lead to private sector job growth (ie: capital gains tax changes, and tax changes for exporters). And, we must prepare ourselves to reform our tax code when the recovery arrives. We must thoughtfully consider the proposals of the Blue Ribbon Tax Commission, and any other proposals that come forward, that would lead to a more simple, fair, and predictable tax code."[8][1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Scheuermann served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Scheuermann served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Scheuermann served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Heidi Scheuermann was unopposed in the Republican primary.[9][10][11][12] Scheuermann was unopposed in the general election.[13]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Scheuermann won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille 1. Scheuermann was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[14]

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Heidi Scheuermann won re-election to the Lamoille 1 District in 2010. She was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[14]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scheuermann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Scheuermann raised a total of $20,787 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[15]

Heidi Scheuermann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Lamoille-1 Won $12,472
2010 Vermont State House, District Lamoille-1 Won $8,315
Grand Total Raised $20,787

2012

Scheuermann won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scheuermann raised a total of $12,472.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heidi Scheuermann's campaign in 2012
Neel, Hartley$1,000
Mceleney, Robert$500
Tooley, Nancy A$250
Pizzagalli, Angelo$250
Comcast$200
Total Raised in 2012$12,472
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Scheuermann was up for election, she collected $8,315 in donations.[16]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Heidi Scheuermann's campaign in 2010
Ready, John$500
Unreadable, Charles & Kerry$500
Lisman, Bruce M$500
Tooley, Nancy A$250
Spera, Pau$250
Total Raised in 2010 $8,315

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

  • Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.

Voting record

2011-2012

The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[17] Here's how Scheuermann voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate
Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y

Personal

Scheuermann is single.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Issues," accessed October 31, 2014
  2. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Budget," accessed October 31, 2014
  3. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Economic Development," accessed October 31, 2014
  4. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Education & Education Financing," accessed October 31, 2014
  5. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Energy," accessed October 31, 2014
  6. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Environment," accessed October 31, 2014
  7. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Health Care," accessed October 31, 2014
  8. Heidi Scheuermann House Representative, "Taxes," accessed October 31, 2014
  9. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
  10. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
  11. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
  12. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
  13. Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
  15. followthemoney.org, "Scheuermann, Heidi E," accessed September 23, 2013
  16. Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
  17. Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013